BANGKOK, Jan 15 – The Election Commission (EC) officially announced March 3 for Bangkok's next election and Jan 21-25 as the timeframe for candidates to submit their applications.

BANGKOK, 14 January 2013  76,000 teachers nationwide have been awarded outstanding teachers on the occasion of the upcoming Thailand’s National Teacher’s Day.

BANGKOK, Jan 14 – More than half the Thai populace does not believe the country’s intense political conflict will end if former premier Thaksin Shinawatra is out of the picture, according to a new survey by Assumption University (ABAC), and advised that the deposed leader should be invited back to the scene as part of the solution to the problem.

BANGKOK, Jan 14 – Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen announced his resignation from the national police force today – his first step in contesting the Bangkok governorship in the upcoming election.

Monday, 14 January 2013 17:01

Dutch tourist murdered in Phuket

PHUKET, Jan 14 – A Dutch tourist was murdered and his body was dumped in the sea off the resort island of Phuket,  according to local police.

The body of the Dutchman was found 500 metres from Patong Beach.

Police said a severe wound, caused by sharp object, was found at the back of his head. The police believe he had been dead for at least four hours when his body was found.

RANONG, Jan 14 – The Thai private sector in this southwestern province will urge the Myanmar government to accelerate the joint opening of a duty free market on the Thai border, according to a local business leader.

BANGKOK, Jan 14 – The Commerce Ministry will present to the cabinet tomorrow a package of measures to control commodity prices in the wake of the nationwide minimum wage increase from Jan 1.

Monday, 14 January 2013 10:25

Bangkok holds charity run for breast cancer

BANGKOK, Jan 13 – A large number of people on Sunday joined in the annual charity run for breast cancer patients at Lumpini Park.

BANGKOK, Jan 13 – Thailand’s Labour Ministry asked operators in all kinds of businesses to help fight human trafficking, child labour exploitation and illegal drugs, after Thailand was put on the US-imposed Tier 2 Watch List for the third consecutive year.

TRANG, Jan 13 - Artificial corals were placed to be shelter and a breeding ground to revive marine resources for Thailand’s seas in the South.

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